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David Michael Wright

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Simulation Software
Posted: Jul 18, 1996 3:29 PM
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We are looking for some good simulation software to analyze
student enrollment throughout the educational system.

The path of a student can be modeled along the lines of

X(t) = AX(t-1) + BX(t-2) + CX(t-3) ...

Where X is a vector of entering freshmen, sophmore, junior, seniors
respectively and A B C... are decling retention rates.

The only problem here is that X is large, and forecasting
is necessary, so that A, B, C are themselves linear functions
of various demographic and other variables.

If X was small, it could be done on a spreadsheet, Larger
X and demographic variables could be done in a matrix language
program, but as X is larger, it becomes vary complicated.

Some suggestions we have is to use Stella, Dynamo etc...
Does anyone have a suggestion here?

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